Nearly 300 active militants in Kashmir Valley, over 250 waiting to cross LoC: Indian Army

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 October 2018, 11:44 PM
Lt Gen AK Bhatt
Lt Gen AK Bhatt

General officer commanding (GoC) of the Army's 15 Corps, Lt Gen AK Bhatt on Saturday said around 300 militants are active in the Kashmir Valley while more than 250 ultras have been waiting in the launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into the Indian side. 

“Our army is alert and ready to stop them," Lt Gen AK Bhatt told reporters in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

Bhatt also said villagers near the LoC have been supporting the Indian forces, adding that the Army's efforts would be to not let the militants infiltrate into this side. 

"Our aim is peace and tranquillity and that the elections are concluded peacefully. We are conducting area domination with CRPF police during day and night," he said.

The four-phased urban local bodies (ULB) elections in Jammu and Kashmir are scheduled to begin on October 8. 

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Saturday, October 06, 2018 11:44 PM

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